Sunday, April 11, 2010

Is it Food, or is it Art?

A recent NY-Times piece focuses on the increasing popularity of food photography, specifically people who obsessively document each meal they consume and often blog the results:

"Keeping a photographic food diary is a growing phenomenon with everything from truffle-stuffed suckling pigs to humble bowls of Cheerios being captured and offered for public consumption."

One such person profiled in the article is Nora Sherman: "Her impulse to photograph her food and do so artistically has made her a more adventurous eater. 'It's driven me to seek out interesting, photogenic foods,' she said."

Here's a picture of her recent work:

And here's a picture of Chip's typical breakfast (yes, it's the legendary Bacon Explosion, which is basically bacon wrapped around a mixture of sausage and bacon):

According to the article, many digital cameras now offer a special "food" or "cuisine" setting to enhance such pictures.

Chip: "Food photography is totally art. I often find myself as aroused by a beautifully photographed chicken-fried streak as I do by a tasteful nude."


I'm watching golf... with an erection said...

I would fuck that plate.


--Except, I fear Kip may have beaten me to it (No double-dipping... 'It's like putting your entire mouth in the bowl'!)

Capt. Chanute said...

Damn. Someone beat me to the most vulgar punchline. Maybe tomorrow...

chip said...

The Bacon Explosion is an easy food to fuck.

Dragging my wedge out of the rough said...

I've often referred to mine as "the new bacon" (even on my titter account. Fuck you, I know what I wrote.

--This is what I get for frying sausages in the nude.

protocol geek said...

can vegetarians fuck bacon?

An authority on these matters. said...

I believe they have to fuck the Fakin... which I believe is a soy. SO they are then vegisexuals.

--Which sounds a lot like fucking Kip in a coma